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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Indirect Strategic Buyer

Indirect Strategic Buyer (French Speaker) – Your future position?

Manages sourcing of indirect services and materials in line with category strategies for French speaking sites (France and Switzerland). Taking direction from line manager, reporting to regional Indirect Materials and Services Procurement.


You will:

  • Perform sourcing activities within assigned scope (spot buy and project based) according to Givaudan sourcing strategies
  • Contribute to technical projects in the region (EMEA), deliver on savings and support risk management compliance
  • Develop tactical sourcing strategy for specific assigned categories in order to achieve savings and establishes process efficiency and sustainability
  • Communicate and negotiate with suppliers and internal stakeholders., This includes supplier relationship management and managing stakeholder relationships.
  • Manage transactional activities related to sourcing (including purchase order handling, reporting, supplier follow-ups, etc.)
  • Support and automate stocked items procurement processes


Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come and join us – and impact your world. At Givaudan we are creating happier, healthier lives with love for nature. We invite you to let's imagine together!


Your professional profile includes:
•    Diploma: University Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration, Accountant, Engineering, or Economist
•    Languages: Fluent in French and English
•    Professional experience: 2 or more years of experience in a similar position preferred
•    Software skills: Desirable experience in SAP, e-Sourcing
•    Technical orientation preferred (focus on CAPEX projects)
•    Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
•    Must be customer focused, team oriented


Our Benefits
•    Great compensation package including bonus and cafeteria
•    Private health insurance 
•    Career development opportunities
•    Extended yearly health check
•    Free coffee/tea
•    Access to exclusive perfumes & employee shop with discounts


Givaudan is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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